22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Launceston
— 5 nights
2
St Helens
— 3 nights
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
4
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
5
Hobart
— 6 nights

5
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Deloraine Creative Studios. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Little Rivers Brewing Co (in Scottsdale), Coles Beach (in Devonport) and Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, do a tasting at Moores Hill Estate, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, and savor the flavors at Entally House.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in September: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 17°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Sidmouth, Little Rivers Brewing Co, Holm Oak Vineyards, Bell & Gong, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Delamere Vineyards ©
Delamere Vineyards

3
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Museum-lovers will appreciate St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers and Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Helens: Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby) and Branxholm (Chinese Heritage Mining Area & Mt Paris Dam). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, tee off at Scamander River Golf Course, and admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the St Helens online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

St Marys, Branxholm, Scamander River Golf Course, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery

3
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wineglass Bay and Denison Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Spiky Beach Conservation Area in Swansea (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Friendly Beaches, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip maker app.

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Freycinet, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Denison Beach, Gala Estate Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

4
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
You'll get in some beach time at Stewarts Bay and Safety Cove Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Port Arthur Historic Site and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Fortescue Bay & Waterfall Bay). There's much more to do: trek along Three Capes Track, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, sample the fine beverages at William McHenry & Sons, and contemplate the long history of The Church.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur online route builder.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site ©
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
Stewarts Bay ©
Stewarts Bay

6
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Visit Seven Mile Beach and Cockle Creek for some beach relaxation. Let the collections at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Shene Distillery (in Pontville), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Cape Bay, and learn about winemaking at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip app.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Hobart, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond, Berriedale, Cockle Creek, Seven Mile Beach, Shene Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay

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